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London: Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

1. London: Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

Discover rock landmarks in Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and St John's Wood. Visit sites that made the Sixties swing, where London’s hippie underground ‘counter-culture’ took off, and where the 70s punk revolution took place. See the boutiques, pubs, and clubs that made these decades, inspiring hundreds of well-known lyrics and melodies. Head first to King's Road, chock full of fashion and music heritage. See where the Rolling Stones shared a flat, where Mick and Marianne partied, what was the famed Chelsea Drug Store, where the Beatles made album history, where Clapton rocked his Cream years, and where heaps of stars got married. Discover the cradle of the punk movement where bands like Sex Pistols, The Clash, Poly Styrene, and X Ray Spex played. Pass gig sites, recording studios, and shops frequented by the 'glitterati.' See the Kensington of Queen, where the band was formed, where famous album parties were held, and where Freddie lived. Continue to Notting Hill, the heart of London's Caribbean community, home of London's reggae scene, once home to hippies and punks. See places where Jimi Hendrix lived, played, and died. Pass the former homes and gig sites of The Beatles. See the site of the Get Back rooftop concert. Finally, make a photo stop at London’s most famous street crossing at Abbey Road.

London: Beatles Tour incl. Abbey Road with Richard Porter

2. London: Beatles Tour incl. Abbey Road with Richard Porter

Experience London with Richard Porter, author of the book Guide to the Beatles London. Take a tour of the places The Beatles recorded, lived, and socialized in Swinging London. Visit the places where The Beatles gave their last live performance – on a rooftop. Explore Paul McCartney’s Soho offices. Learn about the world-famous theatre where Beatlemania began. Discover the site of John’s infamous ‘bigger than Jesus’ interview.  Uncover what John Lennon was doing outside some public toilets in 1966. See the location of the studio where The Beatles recorded Hey Jude. Visit the shopping street that was the heart of Swinging London. See Abbey Road Studios and take pictures at the famous Abbey Road crossing. ‘One person who has been something of a flag waver for the Beatles London has been Richard Porter: whose passion and knowledge of the group are apparent from the moment you meet him. Richard opens up each building’s Beatles connection and history with vivid detail and anecdotal information. Without doubt, he is the authority concerning the group’s movements within the capital during the 1960s.’ – Beatles Monthly April 2002. “RICHARD Porter is the smartest man in Britain – at least when it comes to The Beatles. In reality, considering the Sixties pop scene was a hotbed of sex and psychedelic drugs, he probably knows more about The Beatles than the remaining members of the Fab Four can remember themselves.” Brian Crisp National Travel Editor, Escape “When it comes to possessing a thorough knowledge of the movements of the Beatles, there are few who can surpass Richard Porter. Dubbed the “Beatles Brain of Britain,” his personal kinship with John, Paul, George and Ringo makes the London tours he conducts for London Walks some of the most popular in the city. After more than 20 years and guiding around 150,000 visitors, Richard’s lead is the one to heed. His personal knowledge adds an element of credibility that is unavailable elsewhere.” USA Today “The walls in front of the famous studios are smeared with a million cliches, long-standing graffiti proclaiming the fans’ undying love. Here, several years ago, Paul McCartney appeared while Porter was doing his tour. Springing cheerily from his limo, Paul consorted with the fans before vamoosing to cut his album. Porter had captured the moment. Snap! We are agog. For there it is: Paul looking cherubic. As does Porter, standing before us now, irrepressible, and so likable that you wish you could set him to music. Will lightning strike twice? Will a Beatle casually materialise? But Porter is talking again, more facts, more memorabilia. Yeah, yeah, yeah.” Traveller

London: Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour

3. London: Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour

Enjoy a unique 15-person bike tour through the streets of London. Travel in style and experience London’s famous landmarks in a completely different way. Raise a toast with your companions as you go on a 1- or 2-hour tour.  During your experience, cycle to local, world-famous pubs in London for a pint. Join a tour that has played host to James Corden, the Late Late Show, and the cast of Dark Phoenix. An onboard driver, host/barista will keep the drinks flowing and tunes rocking. Drinks are not included; please order on board.

Central London Bar Crawl and Nightlife Tour

4. Central London Bar Crawl and Nightlife Tour

Live and feel the pulse of London's famous nightlife with this action-packed bar and club crawl through the city's West End (Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Soho)! Enjoy free entry to five of the city's best bars and clubs, and get to the know the London nightlife for yourself. Make your way through the best spots in Piccadilly, Leicester Square, and Soho, and at each venue, enjoy a complimentary shot to help you get in the party mood. Get to know fellow travelers or London locals, as well as your cheeky but charming guides, as you enjoy great drinks deals all night. Drinking in London doesn't have to be expensive, you just have to know where to be and who to go there with.

London: Cheese Walking Tour with Tastings

5. London: Cheese Walking Tour with Tastings

Spend an afternoon exploring London on a cheese-themed guided walking tour. Sample some cheesy treats, learn about the capital’s relationship to cheese, and put your cheese knowledge to the test. Meet your guide in Mayfair by the Statue of Goddess Diana. Then, walk over to Fortnum & Mason’s legendary cheese counter, where you will tuck into some of London’s finest blue cheese. The department store has been serving cheese for over 300 years and sells tonnes of Stilton every December. It even provides the royals with their dairy fix. During the tour, put your cheese expertise to the test with a fully interactive cheese trivia quiz, the “QUIZtro Formaggio.” Next, head to London’s little-known Little Italy. Nothing quite beats a great wine paired with cheese, and here you will try "drunk cheeses"! Devour lots of other dairy delights before completing your cheese adventure in Covent Garden.

London: Soho Evening Food Tasting Tour

6. London: Soho Evening Food Tasting Tour

Immerse yourself in Soho nightlife. Walk in the footsteps of Elton John and the Rolling Stones whilst sampling a diverse mix of local-favourite cuisine. Experience a delicious mix of Soho's best bites. Try award winning taco's, sit down in our favourite pub in Soho for a pie and a pint, sip on a killer cocktail in a secret underground bar and join us for Michelin star dessert. Let you guide tell you all about the scandalous history of this vibrant neighbourhood including a walk through the world famous China town, where we skip the queue for an infamous bao bun!

London: Magical Christmas Walking Tour

7. London: Magical Christmas Walking Tour

Embark on a Christmas walking tour in London and get into the Christmas spirit. See the Regent Street dazzling Christmas lights, gaze at Mayfair's iconic arch illuminating South Molton Street before shopping till you drop, and visit Hype Park's Winter Wonderland, which can be paid for on site. Start your journey at Charing Cross Station, then walk to see the unforgettable Christmas lights at Regent Street. Next, stroll around Carnaby Street, and see the quirky boutiques and the unique display of lights twinkling.  Wander to the iconic shopping district of Mayfair with your guide and marvel at the thousands of illuminated Christmas lights. See the glittering light display at the famous Oxford Street and visit the London Palladium. End your tour at Hype Park's Winter Wonderland and pay on site. Immerse yourself in all things festive, walk around at your leisure and enjoy a mulled wine, hot chocolate, or stein of Bavarian beer and get merry if you like.

London: Guided Bike Tour of Central London

8. London: Guided Bike Tour of Central London

♥Love London is a relaxed tour through the West End exploring some of the city’s most theatrical, artistic and culturally significant sights. On the way you'll pass along handsome tree-lined streets and through some of the city's most charming parks. Your journey starts from our cycle hire and tour centre in Lambeth, conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Lambeth North Underground station. and throws you straight into the heart and soul of London’s cultural and artistic scene. You’ll first head to Archbishop's Park, a secluded green area of tranquility that backs onto Lambeth Palace, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury since the 13th century. Crossing the river, you’ll be transported back in time as you arrive at the courtyard of Westminster Abbey School, which offers a privileged view of Westminster Abbey and some of its hidden quarters. From there it’s a short ride to Horse Guards Parade, an historic sporting ground where Henry VIII once hosted jousting tournaments, followed by a pedal through Hyde Park - once the private hunting ground of Henry’ himself. Up next is Mayfair, an area associated with luxury shops, galleries and gentlemen’s clubs, and one of the most expensive and exclusive neighbourhoods in the entire city. Passing along Carnaby Street - still known today as the centre of 60s Swinging London - it’s then onto Soho, a favourite haunt of the mods and hippies of the same era, and the stomping ground of British bands like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. As the tour draws to a close, you’ll head to soak in the atmosphere of the cobbled streets of Covent Garden; London’s Theatreland, and a lively area known for its high-quality restaurants and lively street performers. Making your way through an intricate network of alleys and passageways, you’ll make your way south and cross Waterloo Bridge, marvelling at the incredible views it offers of London’s East and West. Back on the southern side of the river, you’ll make your way through the streets and enter a hidden underground tunnel, (sometimes known as Banksy Tunnel) a unique and fascinating passage filled with ever-changing street art. You’ll emerge from the tunnel back into the light of the quaint 1830s red-brick lined streets of Waterloo, where the hustle and bustle of Lower Marsh awaits you; a market street that’s a favourite of filmmakers and full of listed buildings, housing lunchtime cheap eats and hip cafés. From here your guide will navigate you back to our location in Lambeth, where you can refuel and get ready for your next London adventure! Please note the minimum age for open tours is 10 - if you are with children under the age of 10, please check out our private tours.

London Music Heritage Tour: Soho, Camden, Abbey Road

9. London Music Heritage Tour: Soho, Camden, Abbey Road

Rock music was born and raised in the tiny backstreets and alleys of Soho. It’s here you find basement clubs, rehearsal rooms, pubs and recording studios where the bands made their first tentative steps towards stardom. Wind your way through the narrow, winding streets of what is London’s entertainment district. See the clubs, recording studios, early gig sites and places where your fav bands hung out to eat/drink. Artists include Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bowie, Elton John, Led Zep, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Boy George, Depeche Mode and more. Did you know that the Sex Pistols once shared a flat with Bananarama?! Soho is where the early Stones learned their trade and recorded, where Goth was spawned, where the greats bought (and some still buy) their instruments on ‘Tin Pan Alley.’ Beatles? Of course! Here are Paul’s offices, theatre once owned by all the Fab Four, early gig sites, Brian Epstein had offices in this area… NORTH LONDON – Long before Amy Winehouse made this area her playground, here was the stomping ground for hippie London, The punk movement and the Clash, then Madness and U2 in the 80s, Oasis, Blur and their Brit Pop rivalries in the 90s. The list of bands playing Camden and Islington venues is long and illustrious – Pink Floyd, X Ray Spex, Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Prince, Van Morrison, The Killers, Coldplay and Blondie to name a few. ABBEY ROAD/ST JOHNS WOOD – yes of course we can’t do rock and roll without a photo stop at London’s most famous street crossing!

Soho: Drag Queen Disco Diva Tour

10. Soho: Drag Queen Disco Diva Tour

Experience the joy and sass of a drag queen disco tour like no other. A fabulous medley of ‘Disco Diva’ tunes is on the cards as we explore London’s iconic Soho & China Town districts. Do you want to know the best spots to catch the Drag Race girls performing? Learn more about the iconic Drag performer Danny La Rue. Most importantly, hear hilarious and outrageous facts like where Cher took a dump after eating a dodgy kebab. Our fabulous drag queen host knows all the answers. Featuring hits from the Spice Girls, Madonna, Kylie, Lady Gaga, Cher, and many more – be prepared to sing, dance, strut your stuff, and hear some shocking revelations, some of which may even be true... Perfect for hen nights, stag parties, birthday celebrations, and any other kind of fabulous occasion.

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We had a great cheese tour , our guide Nick was very informative & good fun . Answering our questions & had a lot of cheesy tips , would definitely recommend this , in fact going to gift the tour to some friends. Totally brilliant. Didn’t rain either!!!

My tour guide was Hannah Montana. They were so great and made it all so fun, even though I was alone. Honestly, I didn't know some of the song because they were popular british songs, but it was just so much fun.

A wonderful tour of the magical Christmas lights of London! Paul was informative and accommodating, stopping whenever we asked for extra time to take photos, and providing us with lots of history along the way.

Paul our guide was excellent, he was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and obviously loved his job. The tour was maybe a little long however as Australian visitors we thought it was great.

Paul was great and accommodating, we saw the Christmas decorations and got some time at the market!